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post #31 of 59 Old 01-26-2011, 03:20 PM
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I don't use a hackamore...


But for reference, yes they are legal in XC and SJ in eventing.

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post #32 of 59 Old 01-26-2011, 04:53 PM
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Guess I am wondering because when I went to test drive her she didn't respond the way I felt she should. She responded to me like a horse would when you were riding them with a halter. Not something that would make me feel safe and in control out on the ranch or on trails.
What makes you think you cant use a snaffle on her?
Hackamores CAN be harsh...especially mechanical hacks
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thanks eventerdrew. that's in canada as well? I don't even know if I'll end up using one but some friends have gotten really good results and I'd like to see if it makes a differance.
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What makes you think you cant use a snaffle on her?
Hackamores CAN be harsh...especially mechanical hacks
That was my question, I guess I was not clear. I was under the horrible impression that hacks were more humane than bits. Wow, what an eye opener. Thanks to all of you I am so much more educated. My question was would be the first thing I wanted to start with. I was assuming she would not use a bit but I will research her back ground more before bringing her home and go from there. We have many different kinds of bits from snaffle on up to try so I have options without spending a lot of money and well if I have to I will head on down and buy her what she needs. I was just under the impression that is used right it would be more humane not to use the bit. Can anyone do a line up of 1-5 or 1-10.... one being less harsh on what to try first and so on as they get more severe?? Would be nice to see opinions on this, thanks everyone in advance and for those comments so far.
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I use the exact same one as eventers 2nd photo, just got it... But I may go back to snaffle
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That was my question, I guess I was not clear. I was under the horrible impression that hacks were more humane than bits. Wow, what an eye opener. Thanks to all of you I am so much more educated. My question was would be the first thing I wanted to start with. I was assuming she would not use a bit but I will research her back ground more before bringing her home and go from there. We have many different kinds of bits from snaffle on up to try so I have options without spending a lot of money and well if I have to I will head on down and buy her what she needs. I was just under the impression that is used right it would be more humane not to use the bit. Can anyone do a line up of 1-5 or 1-10.... one being less harsh on what to try first and so on as they get more severe?? Would be nice to see opinions on this, thanks everyone in advance and for those comments so far.
I will more than glad to...have to run right now, but Ill be back on later
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Oh I'd love to see that lineup too. We'll be waiting Streakin. :)
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Ok, so Im lazy...and have chem homework(professor is a nut! LOL)
So heres an article on basically every type of bit a friend wrote on another forum
The hack part isnt elaborated much...but if you have any questions I will certainly try to answer them to the best of my capability :)
http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...ng-369826.html
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So I am not all the way through it but I already have a question. Now in regards to my Fjord gelding. He is very very heavy on the hands. He leans on my hands a lot and is therefore pretty hard mouthed. It can sometimes take a while to stop him becuase he leans in t the pressure and pulls. I have tried a mechanical hackamore on him to see how he liked it and he really wasn't a fan of it. He threw his had a lot and was very unimpressed. I was reading and mozart said that the Little S hackamore can be used for horses who are heavy on the mouth. Woudl this be a good thing to try with my Fjord? I use a french link and a simple single joint snaffle on him. 2 seperate bridles.
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So I am not all the way through it but I already have a question. Now in regards to my Fjord gelding. He is very very heavy on the hands. He leans on my hands a lot and is therefore pretty hard mouthed. It can sometimes take a while to stop him becuase he leans in t the pressure and pulls. I have tried a mechanical hackamore on him to see how he liked it and he really wasn't a fan of it. He threw his had a lot and was very unimpressed. I was reading and mozart said that the Little S hackamore can be used for horses who are heavy on the mouth. Woudl this be a good thing to try with my Fjord? I use a french link and a simple single joint snaffle on him. 2 seperate bridles.
I would try a different bit first. Do you have a video?
Im assuming you ride English?
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